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Poster: moviefan1993 Date: Aug 18, 2009 6:06am
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: METROPOLIS - IS BACK IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

GOLAN Vs HOLDER (Golan Vs Gonzalez)

Along with other foreign-made works, the film's U.S. copyright was restored in 1998,[8] but the court decision in Golan v. Holder ruled that action unconstitutional.
The position now is that "In the United States, that body of law includes the bedrock principle that works in the public domain remain in the public domain. Removing works from the public domain violated Plaintiffs’ vested First Amendment interests." Judge Babcock found that aspects of the 1994 Uruguay Round Agreements Act, which brought some works whose copyright had lapsed back under copyright, thus violates the First Amendment.

So if Anyone has a copy of Fritz Langs Metropolis, Can they please upload it to the Archive?

Thanks,
John

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Poster: gdoll7780 Date: Jan 14, 2014 4:30pm
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: METROPOLIS - IS BACK IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

Does this include ancillary items such as posters and promotional artwork? Could I use pieces of the art work for something like t-shirts and re-sell them?


Attachment: Metropolis.jpg

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 18, 2009 7:02am
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: METROPOLIS - IS BACK IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

That's good news,what is in public domaine must remain and not privatized again just to hussle a buck on it and/or to forbid people to know more of what's interesting to find

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Poster: moviefan1993 Date: Aug 18, 2009 7:07am
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: METROPOLIS - IS BACK IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

This also apparently applies to the "The Third Man" - although there is an air of mystery around that, Metropolis is definitely PD.

I just hope someone has a copy to put up.

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Poster: vaagheid Date: Aug 21, 2009 7:21am
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: METROPOLIS - IS BACK IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

Used to be It's A Wonderful Life also in the public domain?

And could you please place a link to an article about this on this forum?

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Poster: Gooseage Date: Aug 19, 2009 7:10am
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: METROPOLIS - IS BACK IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

So does this apply to all cuts of Metropolis? For instance, the restored Kino version that was released a few years ago to DVD? (Though I believe that they recorded a new soundtrack for it, which would probably be copyrighted, but I'm primarily concerned with the picture)

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Poster: moviefan1993 Date: Aug 19, 2009 7:14am
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: METROPOLIS - IS BACK IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

I believe its just the 1927 version unfortunately, as it says "ALL FILMS THAT WERE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN ARE STILL IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN" which i believe means the version that had lapsed copyright, not versions that were re-edited or had things added. The original version is on Youtube if anyone wants to download it and edit it together to Upload it.

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Poster: moviefan1993 Date: Aug 21, 2009 7:25am
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: METROPOLIS - IS BACK IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

Certainly, here you go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golan_v._Gonzales

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Poster: Wickson Date: Dec 27, 2009 11:16pm
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: METROPOLIS - IS BACK IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

It's also available on Veoh if anyone does not want to do editing of the 10 minute youtube vids.

http://www.veoh.com/collection/s14860/watch/e41660